WELCOME

The St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church was inaugurated in November 2001 by Bishop Bernard Gremoli as part of the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia (formerly Vicariate of Arabia). Our parish is presently pastored by Bishop Paul Hinder. We comprise of many nationalities and diverse communities from around the world united in one body of Christ. Located just off of Sheikh Zayed road behind Al Muntazah Complex in the emirate of Dubai, we are easily accessible from The Gardens Boulevard, Ibn Battuta Metro Station by bus or taxi, and from the Jebel Ali Village Interchange. View our location map.


Parish Communities

…let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works. Do not stay away from the meetings of the community, as some do, but encourage each other to go; the more so as you see the Day drawing near.— Hebrews 10:24-25

COUPLES FOR CHRIST

Couples for Christ (CFC) is a Catholic movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. CFC couples have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising families grounded in Christian values, in the service and love of God.

CFC has established its family ministries. This has provided a "womb-to-tomb" renewal ministry, where persons are evangelized at the youngest age and sustained as they grow through the different stages and states of life. CFC Kids for Christ, CFC Youth for Christ, CFC Singles for Christ, CFC Handmaids of the Lord, and CFC Servants of the Lord provide a support environment for every member of the family. A person moves from one ministry to the next, as his state of life changes. Thus, the whole lifetime of a person while on earth is covered.

contact Rachel 050 4577839 / Marivic 055 8644793 / Gina 052 8772499
COMUNIDAD DE LENGUA ESPAÑOLA
Es una comunidad de los católicos que hablan español y que viven en Dubai. Nos reunimos cada miércoles a las 19:00. Tenemos misas y catequesis de Primera Comunión en español cada semana. Visite la página "Timings" para los detalles de las horas de la misa y de la catequesis.
contact misa_esp@hotmail.com para más detalles.
FRENCH COMMUNITY
Brief description goes here…
contact Sophie Marret 055 8824905
JEBEL ALI KONKANI COMMUNITY — JAKC
Our mission is to bring together and serve the spiritual needs of the Konkan Catholics. Fr. Fransquinho Gomes leads us in prayer and Mass once a month. In our budding parish the Konkani community is very active. Mass is celebrated every first Thursday of the month at 20:00 and is preceded with the recitation of the Holy Rosary in Konkani.

Every year we celebrate the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady on 8 September with the offering of flowers to infant Mary followed by blessing of paddy and a meal prepared from the new harvest.

We hold Mission from time to time whenever a visiting Konkani speaking priest comes to Dubai.

The core members are John Monteiro–Coordinator, Roshan Chacko–Treasurer, Clarence Pinto, Clement Lobo, Ivan Fernandes, Steven Pinto, Mark Rego, Alwyn Rodrigues, Raphael D'Souza, Cyril Baptist, Janet, Dorothy & Daniel Fernandes, Richard Lobo & others.

contact John Monteiro 050 5940340
JEBEL ALI YOUTH — JAY
Pope Benedict XVI had challenged young people to “dare to be glowing saints, in whose eyes and hearts the love of Christ beams and who thus bring light to the world.” The St. Francis of Assisi, Jebel Ali Youth group strives to bring this ideal into the hearts of the youth in the parish. The group meets every Friday of the catechetical year at 9:00am and welcomes all youth in the parish from post confirmation up to 18 years. The group aims at encouraging the youth to be an active member of the parish as well as the larger Church and in the process of service to develop their Faith and strive to be the saints we are called to be.

  • Group meeting— Friday (09:00)

  • contact Mark D'mello 0550 667 9150
    JESUS YOUTH — JY
    An international Catholic youth movement with a Charismatic spirituality. It is active in many different countries throughout the world. Jesus Youth is an initiative of young people themselves, who, filled with the Holy Spirit try to reach out to other young people. The strength of the movement is its special focus on a life centered on the Lord Jesus Christ; beginning with an experience of God, nourished by prayer, the Word of God, the sacraments and fellowship, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.

    Though not an actual community, Jesus Youth is a network of small but vibrant groups of young people. In their own life situations, they strive to give time to the Lord, responding to the challenges of today’s world in the power of the Holy Spirit.

  • Prayer meeting (Malayalam)—every Friday (17:00–18:30)
  • Prayer meeting (English)—every Saturday (18:45–20:30)
  • Eucharistic Adoration—every 1st Thursday (20:30–22:30)
  • National Intercession Day—every 1st Saturday (07:00–19:00) at St. Clare Chapel.
  • Family Rosary—15th of every month (21:00–22:00) or on 16th Saturday should 15th be a Friday.

  • contact Alex 055 3158281
    KOREAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (KCC Dubai)
    Earlier known as KCC, it was organized as a family group of Korean Catholics by Mr. Kwon Ambrosyo in 1995, until later when more families joined and it became KCC Dubai. We are very thankful to Fr. Eugene for giving us the opportunity to celebrate Mass and for leading us in prayer at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Jebel Ali.
    Mattia Jang (KCC President) — 050 4218708
    Jang Y. K. Peter (KCC Leader & Mass Coordinator) — 050 45534799
    contact Peter Kim (Dubai KCC WebServant) 050 6287496.
    LEGION OF MARY
    A world-wide organization of Catholic men and women under the banner of Mother Mary, who offer their services to their pastor to aid him in performing spiritual works in the parish so that with Her help they may develop greater holiness in their own lives as well as spread a deeper devotion to Her among others. Originated in Dublin, Ireland on 7 September, 1921 and now spread to every country in the world.

    Its main objectives are:

    1. The personal sanctification of its members who, taking Mary as their model, endeavor to imitate Her virtues, especially Her Faith, Charity and Humility.
    2. The spread of devotion to Mary; primarily by encouraging the recitation of the Rosary as requested by Mary at Fatima.
    3. The perfomance of apostolic work under the direction of the Spiritual Director of the parish unit of the Legion.

    Types Of Membership

    1. Active — open to all Catholic men and women over 18 years of age in Senior Praesidia, and under 18 years of age in Junior Praesidia.
    2. Auxiliary — The only obligation being a willingness to fulfill each and every duty which membership in the Legion involves.
    contact Art Guerrero 050 3442390
    MALAYALAM COMMUNITY
    Brief description goes here…
    contact M.I. George 050 3434123 or John Varghese 050 5885240
    POLISH BYZANTINE (MELKITE) RITE
    Polish Catholics of Byzantine (Melkite) tradition.
    » Kapelania Polska-Wikariat Apostolski Arabii Południowej
    contact Fr. Yuriy Yurchyk 050 4962404
    UKRAINIAN BYZANTINE (MELKITE) RITE
    Ukrainian Catholics of Byzantine (Melkite) tradition.
    » Українська Греко-Католицька Церква в Об'єднаних Арабських Еміратах
    contact Fr. Yuriy Yurchyk 050 4962404
    SRI LANKAN PRAYER GROUP
    Brief description goes here…
    contact Vasantha Perera 050 9384208
    ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI CATHOLIC CHARISM. PRAYER GROUP
    In order to live our faith to the fullest, our Prayer Group has different Ministries through which we serve the parish in particular and the various communities in general. These ministries also help the members to put Christ teachings into action and use our God given talents for his glory.
    contact L D 050 156xxxx
    TAMIL COMMUNITY
    Brief description goes here…
    contact Gladwin Fernando 056 6248231 or Jeyam 050 4947811
    THE YOUNG ADULTS
    We welcome those from 18 to 35 years seeking to grow in their Catholic faith, in fellowship with one another through the Church. A few activities actively involved in are: Music Ministry (liturgical), International World Youth Days, Volunteer Work and Charity Projects, and Holy Hour of Adoration every Tuesday at 19:45 in the Parish Hall.
    contact Arleen D'Souza 050 9405519


    Parishioner Profile Registration
    Parishioner Profile Registration

    >
    Mass Times
    Mass Times


    Imagine Our Parish... Encountering the Catholic faith not just on Friday, but all throughout the week. Faith Formation for every parishioner at your convenience.
    CLICK TO REGISTER



    To help alleviate traffic while leaving the church, please make use of the alternate route which begins across from the Churches/AlMuntazah/Equestrian Club junction and leads down to the E77. This route is ideal for those heading towards Jebel Ali Port, Abu Dhabi, Green Community, and Sheikh Zayed Road. Please click image for map.